Upcoming Events

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We have self-study courses too!

If you like learning independently and at your own convenience,
we have recorded almost all of our core trainings and made them available in a self-study format.

And you can earn non-contact Continuing Education credits too!

Live Training Calendar

Sand Tray Play Therapy for Self-Care

Professionals - $135

Student - $100

Presented by:

Dr. Jodi Mullen PhD, LMHC, NCC, RPT-S, CCPT-Master

Dates & Times:

March 16, 2020

9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. (EST)

​Location:

Children's Museum of Oswego

7 West Bridge Street

Oswego, NY 13126

 

In this workshop, professional helpers will have an opportunity to heal and grow, as they experience sand tray play therapy activities that are designed to focus on the helper and not the helpee. The workshop will be grounded in sand tray play therapy interventions that are well-suited for self-care and applicable to professional helpers, supervisees, and can be augmented for clients. Professional helpers will have the unique and powerful experience of what it is like to be on the receiving end of empathy, listening and care.

 

By the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:

 

1) Describe a minimum of 3 sand tray play therapy techniques suitable for professional helper self-care, 2) Demonstrate empathy for clients' perspectives of sand tray play therapy, 3) Describe when and how to utilize sand tray play therapy techniques in supervision and as a means of self-care.

 

Continuing Education Credit: 6 CEs

Open Play Therapy Supervision (April)

Professionals - $135

Student - $100

Presented by:

Jodi Mullen, PhD LMHC, NCC, CCPT-Master, RPT-S

Date: April 8, 2020

Time: 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. EST

Location: ZOOM video conference platform

(link will be sent in advance of the conference).

Prerequisite: Minimum of 6 hours in Formal Play Therapy Training

Details: Live Video Conference.

Maximum of 6 participants.

In this small group webinar, catered to the specific needs of the participants, we will be discussing the challenges of providing play therapy including play therapy skills, identifying clinical challenges, creating authentic therapeutic moments, and addressing the nuances of the practice of play therapy. Participants are asked to come prepared with a specific supervision question or challenge.

BY the end of the webinar participants will be able to: 1) Identify challenges in providing play therapy, 2) recognize what is working (and what is not) in clinical play therapy sessions, 3) provide authentic learning opportunities for play therapy supervises, and 4) address the nuances of the practice of play therapy.

 

This will count as 2 supervision hours toward your NIRE or APT Play Therapy certifications. NIRE Supervisors are required to submit a10 minute video clip from a supervision session to review during the webinar. Please submit the clip at least one week prior to the webinar and secure the appropriate permissions prior to the webinar.

Registration fee is $135.00 a person. 

Open Play Therapy Supervision (April)

Professionals - $135

Student - $100

Presented by:

Jodi Mullen, PhD LMHC, NCC, CCPT-Master, RPT-S

Date: April 20, 2020

Time: 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. EST

Location: ZOOM video conference platform

(link will be sent in advance of the conference).

Prerequisite: Minimum of 6 hours in Formal Play Therapy Training

Details: Live Video Conference.

Maximum of 6 participants.

In this small group webinar, catered to the specific needs of the participants, we will be discussing the challenges of providing play therapy including play therapy skills, identifying clinical challenges, creating authentic therapeutic moments, and addressing the nuances of the practice of play therapy. Participants are asked to come prepared with a specific supervision question or challenge.

BY the end of the webinar participants will be able to: 1) Identify challenges in providing play therapy, 2) recognize what is working (and what is not) in clinical play therapy sessions, 3) provide authentic learning opportunities for play therapy supervises, and 4) address the nuances of the practice of play therapy.

 

This will count as 2 supervision hours toward your NIRE or APT Play Therapy certifications. NIRE Supervisors are required to submit a10 minute video clip from a supervision session to review during the webinar. Please submit the clip at least one week prior to the webinar and secure the appropriate permissions prior to the webinar.

Registration fee is $135.00 a person. 

Creative Play Therapy Based Interventions for Children & Adolescents

Professionals - $135

Student - $100

Presented by:

Dr. Jodi Mullen PhD, LMHC, NCC, RPT-S, CCPT-Master

Dates & Times:

April 27, 2020

9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. (EST)

​Location:

Children's Museum of Oswego

7 West Bridge Street

Oswego, NY 13126

 

Mental health professionals can significantly improve rapport and subsequently relationships with children and adolescents (professional AND personal) by integrating play therapy based interventions into their clinical work. In this workshop, participants will learn at least 10 play therapy interventions, to engage kids (from toddler through the high school grades) in therapy. Developmental and cultural issues relevant with this population will be addressed and practical and dynamic interventions will be demonstrated.

 

By the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:

 

1) Identify three ways to use play therapy based interventions with children and adolescents,  2) Explain and demonstrate play therapy interventions suitable for children and adolescents, 3) Create interventions specific to the developmental and emotional needs of youth.

 

Continuing Education Credit: 6 CEs

How Play Therapy Enhances Resilience in Traumatized Children

Professionals - $150 per day

Student - $100 per day

Presented by:

Dr. Jodi Mullen PhD, LMHC, NCC, RPT-S, CCPT-Master

Dates & Times:

May 20-21, 2020

9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. (EST) each day.

​Location:

Children's Museum of Oswego

7 West Bridge Street

Oswego, NY 13126

 

Verbal-based treatment approaches often limit the expressive and healing potential of therapeutic work with young survivors of trauma. Using play and play therapy techniques can build upon the capacity for resiliency that already exists within these clients, often untapped. In this seminar, we'll discuss how to recognize the various indicators of post-traumatic play and how play therapists and other professional helpers can establish a more effective therapeutic connection with these hurting and often difficult-to-reach clients. We'll review the typical challenges faced by play therapists, child therapists, and others when working with this population, and engage in experiential activities to illustrate and demonstrate creative ways to incorporate play therapy and the expressive arts to help support and encourage healing and resiliency. When these approaches are thoughtfully incorporated in the clinical work of any competent helping professional, traumatized children can evolve from survivors into thrivers. Some of the approaches we'll engage in include using narrative and sand tray approaches for working on issues of self-acceptance and grieving. Participants will be invited to recall particularly challenging child clients to consider how these play-based approaches might have shifted the dynamics of treatment in those cases.

 

By the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:

1) List 3 or more reasons play therapy is clinically well-suited for traumatized children.

2.) State 3 ways that play therapy builds resiliency in traumatized children.

3.) Identify 3 or more characteristics of the play in play therapy of sexually traumatized children.

4.) Identify typical challenges to using play therapy with traumatized children.

5.) State 3 reasons using a play therapy approach with traumatized children is supported in research.

Continuing Education Credit: 12 CEs total (6 CEs per day)

Open Play Therapy Supervision (June)

Professionals - $135

Student - $100

Presented by:

Jodi Mullen, PhD LMHC, NCC, CCPT-Master, RPT-S

Date: June 10, 2020

Time: 9:00 - 11:00 a.m. EST

Location: ZOOM video conference platform

(link will be sent in advance of the conference).

Prerequisite: Minimum of 6 hours in Formal Play Therapy Training

Details: Live Video Conference.

Maximum of 6 participants.

In this small group webinar, catered to the specific needs of the participants, we will be discussing the challenges of providing play therapy including play therapy skills, identifying clinical challenges, creating authentic therapeutic moments, and addressing the nuances of the practice of play therapy. Participants are asked to come prepared with a specific supervision question or challenge.

BY the end of the webinar participants will be able to: 1) Identify challenges in providing play therapy, 2) recognize what is working (and what is not) in clinical play therapy sessions, 3) provide authentic learning opportunities for play therapy supervises, and 4) address the nuances of the practice of play therapy.

 

This will count as 2 supervision hours toward your NIRE or APT Play Therapy certifications. NIRE Supervisors are required to submit a10 minute video clip from a supervision session to review during the webinar. Please submit the clip at least one week prior to the webinar and secure the appropriate permissions prior to the webinar.

Registration fee is $135.00 a person. 

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Coming Soon in 2020!

Play Therapy with Children on the Autism Spectrum


Can We Play Too? : Play Therapy for School-Based Mental Health Professionals

 

       

 
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